Wednesday, May 02, 2012

First Places Taken

Frontispiece of Moral Maxims
It is more often from pride than from ignorance that we are so obstinately opposed to current opinions; we find the first places taken, and we do not want to be the last. -- Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French author and moralist, Reflections; Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665)

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